Elizabeth Hall

Assistant Professor, General Faculty
373 New Cabell Hall


Spring 2018 Office Hours:

Monday and Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Amherst College
  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone Literature, Feminist and Gender Theory, Women’s Writing, Autobiographical Writing, French Language and Pedagogy

Representative Publications 

Edited Volume

Cixous after / depuis 2000, eds. Hall, Chevillot, Hoft-March, and Peñalver Vicea (Brill Press, 2017)


Textures: Pour approfondir la communication orale et écrite, Elizabeth Berglund Hall, Anne Theobald, Mark Andrew Hall, James Pfrehm (Yale University Press, 2018)

Articles and Book Chapters

“Traces of Humor: The Laugh of the Mother in Hélène Cixous’s Recent Fictions,” in Cixous after / depuis 2000, eds. Hall, Chevillot, Hoft-March, and Peñalver Vicea (Brill Press, 2017).    

Writing Amélie-the-Writer: Amélie Nothomb’s Autofictional Quest for Jouissance.” Nottingham French Studies 53:3 (December 2014): 285-296.

Reading Postponed: Hesitating on Hélène Cixous’s Or, les lettres de mon père.” Women in French Studies, Special Issue “Les Femmes et la lecture,” (2012): 184-194.

The Violence of Desire in Amélie Nothomb’s Novels.” Women in French Studies, vol. 17 (2009): 103-115.

Mundane Interruptions: The Insignificance of Hélène Cixous’s Le Jour où je n’étais pas là.” The Romanic Review 100:2 (May 2009): 329-344.

“Room to Maneuver: The Transitional Space of Anne Hébert’s Le Premier Jardin.” Écriture courante: Critical Perspectives on French and Francophone Women. Women in French Studies, Special Issue (2005): 82-89.

“A Fleeting Glimpse: The Insubordinate Narration of Marie Claire Blais’s L’Insoumise.” Dalhousie French Studies, vol. 71 (2005): 135-147.